NBA Thoughts 2/27/17

Tonight features some of the biggest tournaments we’ve seen all season! Draftkings and Fanduel are putting out huge tournaments even for the lower stakes players. This slate also has some really underpriced starters who are in great spots to smash their salary. Once again a balanced lineup seems like the way to go as of now. Let’s get to it!

Lineup Construction

We don’t have to go far back to find another 7-game slate which featured tons of underpriced players. Just two days ago we had a slate filled with players coming off poor performances and their salaries reflected that. If you made a concerted effort to fit those guys into your lineups, you did very well that night. Here is the winning lineup of the huge $4 tournament on DraftKings.














Notice how guys like Curry, Ross, Mirotic, and Iguodala were hovering around the $4k price tag because of their poor performances that week. It had nothing to do with minutes being reduced or being shifted to a bench role. If we can find guys who are taking advantage of trade situations or injuries, and are still priced down, we should use them to our advantage. There are plenty of these guys on today’s slate.


Guys that make it happen

If our mission is to find cheap starters playing 30+ minutes in good matchups, most of our lineups should have these guys. Here is my list of guys that fit this category and can help us achieve top 1% scores on tonight’s monster slate.


Myles TurnerTyreke Evans
Isaiah ThomasRobert Covington
Tyreke EvansDeMar DeRozan
Jae CrowderT.J. McConnel
T.J. McConnelWillie Cauley-Stein
Paul GeorgeJae Crowder


Fanduel’s pricing seems significantly harder as players are priced really well tonight. It seems like we will need news to make FD’s lineup construction a little bit easier. Anyway, most of these guys are in great spots where they should see a nice amount of minutes and out produce their salary, similar to what we saw on Saturday.

As always, message me on Twitter (@MLora) with any questions regarding the slate. I’ll also confirm these plays and more on the Deeper Dive later today. For those that want personal attention and lineup advice, stop by the premium slack chat leading up to lock and I’ll help you decide on those last minute decisions. Till next time, party animals!